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Skype for Android Update Brings Background Blur Feature for Video Calls

Skype has reportedly started rolling out an update for its Android users that brings the ability to blur background during video calls. This feature was earlier available for iOS and desktop users for quite some time, and now it’s getting for Skype for Android users.

According to the report, the latest update brings the Skype for Android version to 8.68, introducing the background blur during video calls on the Android platform. This feature will be extremely useful for the cases where you don’t have a proper place to join an online class or conduct a meeting. You can blur your messy background behind you during the meeting or online class by activating the blur effect.

Skype 8.68 for Android — Blur Effect and More

Skype for Android Update Brings Background Blur Feature for Video Calls
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The blur effect is not the only feature that this latest Skype update is bringing for Android users. Apart from this, there come more customized reaction options that Skype for Android users can enjoy. However, these features and innovations are not limited to Android but being made available beyond Android. Further, iPhone and iPad users will also receive some major improvements in their Skype application. These include the Share extension with dark theme support and overall performance enhancements.

How to activate the blur feature on Skype for Android

To activate the blur effect or feature on your Skype application on Android, follow these steps:

1.. First, start a video chat with any of your contacts on Skype.

2. Now, open the Audio & Video Settings menu by clicking the gear icon at the top-right corner of your call screen.

3. From the menu, click on the “Blur my background” toggle to turn on this feature.

4. That’s all. Now close the menu and return to your call screen with a blurred background.

Now that you’ve turned on the blur effect on Skype for Android, you’ll be able to hide the background in your Skype meetings or calls. Keep visiting AndroidFist for the latest tech news, tips & tricks, how-to guides, and more.


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